Martha Springer Botanical Garden
Salem, Marion County, Oregon, 97301
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The Martha Springer Botanical Garden is a botanical garden on the campus of Willamette University, in Salem, Oregon. Opened in 1988, the 1-acre (4,000 m2) garden contains twelve smaller gardens stretched along the Mill Race that bisects the campus.
The garden was dedicated in 1988 in honor of Professor Martha Springer, a biologist at the school.
The garden's long, narrow site behind the athletic building is divided into 12 smaller gardens, including a butterfly garden, herb garden, alpine rock garden, theme borders, and ethnobotany gardens. Much of the garden contains species native to the state of Oregon.
Other features of the free garden include benches, a rock fountain, and roses. The 1-acre (4,000 m2) site is used for educating students at the school, and is open to the public.
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